I probably shouldn’t post this picture but I can’t help it! If Alek sees, so be it!
If I look across the sum whole of my life there are a handful of photos of me that I love. 4 out of the 5 were taken by Jodi Palmer. (The 5th is my original California Drivers License. How random and incredible is that???)
My friend Tiffany (Who deserves full credit for the way I look in this photo, BTW. I only dare to dream I could learn to apply my make-up like this.) said that we should make our wedding the “Come as You Are” wedding. Meaning, we are not going to crash diet. We are not going to feel really bad about how we should have worked out more. We are not going to think we can solve all of our problems through tanning. We are not going to do something crazy with our hair to compensate.
On my wedding day we are all (me included) going to look in the mirror, give thanks for being alive, say we are ENOUGH just as we are right now, LOVE what we see, put on a sparkly dress and some high-heeled shoes and have a GREAT TIME.
The Come As You Are Wedding.
Yes. I am most definitely on board with that.
After being en fianced for nearly a year, I weigh EXACTLY the same amount as I did the day we got engaged. (Come to think of it, I weigh EXACTLY the same amount as I did 5 years ago and 10 years ago.) I have the same skin, same hair, same semi-dead big toenails from too much running with too little training. Same dry, wrinkly hands. Same everything.
But I’m happier. I’m healthier. I’m more in LOVE. I’m more ENGAGED. I’m more ALIVE. There’s something about Jodi’s pictures of me that show me that the outside me matches the inside me, no matter how much self-doubt I may feel.
I don’t really have the words, so I’ll just say I Love You Jodi Palmer. Oh, and THANKS.